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Precinct VI 



Judge Higgins acquired the office of Justice of the Peace upon the retirement of Judge David Widmaier in 2021. Immediately upon taking office, he was selected as Associate Presiding Justice of the Peace for Navajo County. Prior to his appointment, Judge Higgins served as Superior Court Judge in Navajo County from 2012, and completed his service there as Presiding Judge. 

Judge Higgins received his Juris Doctorate degree from Santa Clara University Law School. Before joining the Navajo County bench, he established a successful private practice and served as a deputy county attorney. Before receiving his law degree, Judge Higgins was a high school English teacher.

The Pinetop-Lakeside Justice Court handles misdemeanor criminal cases, civil traffic, felony initial appearances and preliminary hearings, orders of protection/harassment, evictions, and civil matters of $10,000 or less. The Precinct Six Justice Court serves the communities of Pinetop-Lakeside, Wagon Wheel, Show Low Lake, Hondah, McNary, Whiteriver, Ft. Apache, and Cibeque.


Additional Information

Contact Information

Mailing Address:  PO Box 2020, Lakeside, AZ  85929

Physical Address:  1630 East White Mountain Blvd. , Pinetop, AZ 85935


Phone: (928) 368-6200
Fax: (928) 532-6254

Court Hours Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Appear in court on the date and time indicated on your citation or summons.  If you miss your scheduled court date, open court is held every Tuesday at 11:30 AM.  Please note, if you miss your scheduled court date, you are at risk of a warrant being issued for your arrest and your driving privileges being suspended.
Closed weekends and holidays
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By Mail - Address and additional information

By Phone: (928) 358-5024              Mon - Fri 8am - 8pm EST     Sat - Sun 10am - 2pm EST 

If you are required to pay fines, penalties, fees or other financial obligations as a result of a judgement of this court and you are unable to pay, bring this information to the attention of court staff or the judge because payments over time or other alternatives may be available.  Do not ignore your responsibility to pay, as this may result in additional penalties and costs to you.  For more information, contact the court or an attorney.  

Juror Information Phone: (928) 524-4178
Phone: (800) 634-2392
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